LifeShare of Oklahoma is continuing to grow and has an immediate opening for a second organ recovery surgeon! The Organ Recovery Surgeon, based in Oklahoma City, is responsible for the surgical recovery of organs for transplantation and/or research in the operative setting. In support of the organization’s life-saving core purpose, the recovery surgeon serves a vital role in the organ donation process, leading to life-saving gifts being transplanted. In addition to LifeShare’s current recovery surgeon, the selected candidate will take organ donor recovery call to provide surgical recovery of organs for the purpose of transplantation.
LifeShare, created in 1986 as The Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network, is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. LifeShare is recognized nationally and internationally for innovative and creative work, aimed at saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation.
LifeShare works closely with three local transplant centers (OU Medical Center, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, and St. John’s Medical Center) and 145 healthcare organizations in the state of Oklahoma to facilitate donation.
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Assumes on-call responsibilities as required (minimum of 20 days of call per month) to assure adequate coverage for donor activity. When on-call, must be available to surgically recover organs at any time set by the LifeShare staff and the Administrator on call
Serves as an employee of the OPO to surgically recover organs for transplantation and research in donor hospitals throughout the LifeShare service area, as well as regionally and nationally as required.
In concert with the accepting center medical staff, evaluates and retrieves organs in accordance with OPO and OPTN standards.
Participates in the development of programs and makes recommendations to improve the quality and efficiency of recovery and allocation process of donated organs.
Participates as requested to assist in the recovery of organs for transplant within the region or nationally.
Assists with surgical training and education in programs that are aimed at increasing donation including, but not limited to, ex-vivo organ perfusion studies and recovery of organs for research and education.
Provides clinical and didactic teaching to LifeShare staff and local resident surgeons as requested by their institutions.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will be a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), who is board certified in general surgery with a current license. Candidates who have received equivalent training outside the U.S with relevant organ procurement experience, of at minimum of five years, may be considered.
Training and experience in the surgical procurement (both DCD and BD donation) of kidneys, liver and pancreas required, equivalent training and experience in the recovery of heart and lungs preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: relocation expenses, 90-day home allowance
Internal Number: 0000
About LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
As the only Organ Procurement Organization in Oklahoma we maintain high standards, while understanding the value and importance of our work and employees, which is why we only recruit staff members that exhibit our core values.
At LifeShare, we value a CAN-DO attitude even when the job gets tough, PASSION for the mission of saving lives and CARING for our teammates and community. Working for LifeShare is not only a meaningful career, but a calling to be a part of an organization that is much bigger than what could be held in a building. By empowering LifeShare team members to excel, we have built a positive and impactful culture.